A strange thing happened in Syracuse tonight. John Lannan took the mound, and promptly threw a ball. The next pitch, a single. The next pitch, a single. The next pitch, a single. And the fifth pitch. Well. Nope.
Erik Kratz took Lannan deep for a grand slam on just the 5th pitch of the game. Grand things seem to happen to Lannan very quickly. Slams. Demotions. I’ll assume his toenails fall off much earlier than they’re supposed to as well.
I would imagine nobody is wearing a Lannan Chiefs jersey anymore. Probably the fabric breaks down much earlier than people hoped it to.